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Obverse of 1808 Quarter Eagle       Reverse of 1808 Quarter Eagle


1808 $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS No: 7660

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,710
Proofs: 0

Designer: John Reich

Diameter: 20 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 91.7%
Other - 8.3%

Weight: 67.5 grains (4.37 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (all examples of this date and type were struck at the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Mint)

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Notes:
The finest 1808 Quarter Eagle graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

Significant examples:
NGC MS-61.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8829, plated, sold for $36,800.00  From the Dr. Robert W. Dingle Collection

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 696, illustrated, sold for $35,650.00

PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Jay Roe collection - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 697, illustrated, sold for $29,900.00

XF-40, cleaned (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot 2081, where it was described as follows: "1808 XF40 Cleaned at one time, leaving the surface smooth but finely hairlined. A small pit mark above the eagle and an inconsequential flake in the metal at the back of the neck feathers. Important and very scarce two-year Type that is only occasionally offered for sale.", sold for $12,650.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, April 2004" by The Professional Coin Grading Service